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Almost 7,000 square kilometres of land will be released for coal and gas exploration in central and north Queensland as part of measures to ensure the survival of the resources sector through the coronavirus pandemic, the State Government says.
Terry HughesSupporting the fossil fuel “Resources industry” in the 21st Century is grossly irresponsible. This story from @abcnews doesn’t bother to mention climate change, drought, bushfires, or the decline of the #GreatBarrierReef. #auspol
Will a trans-Australia gas pipeline drive economic growth for decades, or leave the taxpayer with a white elephant that private industry will never touch?
Terry HughesAustralia: @abcnews story on the economics of burning vast amounts of methane “for 50-100 years”.
ZERO mention of climate change, bushfires, drought, heatwaves, #coral die-backs, emissions targets, or the Paris Agreement.
Reduction largely wiped out by a rise in carbon pollution from big industrial sites, particularly liquefied natural gas plants
Terry HughesAustralia’s emissions are estimated to be only “2.4% lower than in 2000”, ignoring exported pollution. Two squandered decades - Corals on the #GreatBarrierReef bleached in 1998, 2002, 2016, 2017 & 2020.
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